Athea G.A.A. Club Notes:

Intermediate Football Championship Draw 2017:

There are two groups of six teams who will contest the Championship.

Group 1: Glin, Claughaun, Mungret, St. Senans Bruff & Galbally.
Group 2: Athea, Cappamore, Pallasgreen, Mountcollins & Castlemahon.

Round 1: Athea v Castlemahon

Round 2: Athea v Cappamore,
Round 3: Athea v Pallasgreen,
Round 4: Athea v Mountcollins,
Round 5: Athea v Gerald Griffins.

Lip Sync Battle:

What a fantastic night for our Club and indeed the Parish in the Lip Sync battle on Saturday night last at the Devon Inn. There was a full house on the night. All the acts put on an amazing show, it was top class! Everyone worked together as a team and a whole lot of fun was had along the way. On behalf of the committee we would like to thank everyone for your commitment over the last few months, we are extremely grateful. A big thank you to our prop team who were kept very busy on the night. Thank you to our ticket sellers, the Devon Inn hotel, our raffle ticket sellers, all those who donated spot prizes. Our four judges, Liam O’ Sullivan, Michael O’ Connor, Neilus Stackpoole and Madge who did a fantastic job on the night. All our acts, our four main sponsors Brown Joes Bar, Athea and District Credit Union, Mike Hayes and Tim Allman. Thank you also to all those who took out ads in our program and anyone who helped out in anyway. There were two prizes up for grabs, the act that raised the most revenue for the club was won by Nuns on the Run and our overall Lip Sync winners were Sia and Maddie. Your efforts will result in continued improvements to the facilities of Athea GAA for the benefit of many generations to come. Take a bow!!!

Limerick GAA – Season Ticket 2017:
Limerick GAA recently launched their season ticket for 2017 with proceeds going towards the Limerick senior hurling training & development fund. The tickets cost €100 are now on sale. This would make an ideal present for the GAA fanatic in your household. The season ticket entitles the bearer to free entry to ALL Limerick County board club games in 2017, the option to purchase an All-Ireland senior hurling final ticket (if Limerick senior hurling team are involved) & Discounts available from a wide variety of outlets including Elverys, Limerick Greyhound Stadium, JJ Kenneally & Sons Jewellers, Irish Country Hotels, Limerick Race Course & Timmy Mac’s Bistro & more outlets to follow. Please contact any of our committee members or Jacqueline on 086-0670091 for more details.

Cards took place at The Top of the Town bar on Monday evening last. The winners with thirteen games were Stevie Leahy, Mary Ita Leahy and Kieran Griffin. In second place with twelve games were Neil Harnett, Mike O’ Connor & James O’ Connor. The winners of the table prize were Joe Murphy, Karen Murphy and Patsy Harnett. The raffle prize winners were Mike O’ Donoghue, Kieran Griffin and John O’ Connor. Many thanks to all those who supported our card game and we would be hoping to see you all again next week at the Brown Joes bar at 9pm sharp. This is part of the clubs fundraising for the pitch development which to date has cost €130,000. All monies raised will go towards reducing the debt of the pitch development.

Thank You:

A big thank you to Mark Reidy and Brown Joes Bar who had a great turn out last Friday for the ladies monthly get together. A great night was had by all. There was a Johnson and Johnson hamper up for grabs with Lucy Geoghegan having the winning ticket. All proceeds went to our GAA pitch development. A big thank you to Brown Joes Bar for organizing the event and thanks to all those who bought tickets on the night. Your support as always is greatly appreciated.